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NCJ Number: 229007 Find in a Library
Title: Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as They Grow
Author(s): Alison Cunningham; Linda Baker
Corporate Author: Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
London, Ontario N6A 5P6, Canada
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B5, Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9,
Sale Source: National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Health Canada
7th Fl., Jeanne Mance Bldg., Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1B5,
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This publication examines how violence against a mother can shape a child.
Abstract: This resource provides information from the best and latest research for professionals and volunteers who provide assistance to abused women and children. Topics addressed include: what children might feel, think, and do during violent incidents against their mothers; roles children might adopt before, during, or after incidents; strategies of coping and survival; and how violence may be experienced by children of different ages, from infancy to adolescence. By learning how each child as an individual was shaped by experiences in his or her home and considering important contextual features of family life positive changes can be made. By understanding a child’s view, a positive change can be nurtured: correcting distorted ideas, encouraging helpful coping, building good interpersonal skills, and fostering management of intense emotions. Mothers can be better supported as they help their children heal and thrive. 27 references
Main Term(s): Children at risk; Children of battered women
Index Term(s): Abused women; Child abuse treatment; Child abuse-social class relationships; Victims of violent crime; Violence Against Women Act
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